Communication Skills: Challenges, Importance for Health Care Professionals and Strategies for Improvement


Bridget L. Wright (Editor)

Series: Speech and Language Disorders
BISAC: MED007000

The authors of this book provide current research on the challenges of communication skills, its importance for health care professionals and strategies for improvement. Chapter One explores the literature that studies the impact of electronic medical record use on communication between physicians and patients. Chapter Two reviews communicating with the psychologically distressed patient. Chapter Three reviews major theories of neurocommunication intended as the application of the findings of neurosciences for the study of interprofessional communication and behavior in healthcare. Chapter Four studies decision-making models in patients with depression. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Communication Skills in the Era of the Electronic Medical Records: Challenges and Opportunities
Jumana Antoun and Jad Aridi (Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut, Lebanon)

Chapter 2. Communicating with the Psychologically Distressed Patient
Basem Roberto Saab and Jumana Antoun (Department of Family Medicine, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon)

Chapter 3. Communication Neurosciences for Interprofessional Teams in Health Care
Carlo Lazzari and Italo Masiello (Centre for Health Education, Neuroeducation and Neuroleadership (CHENN), Colechester, United Kingdom, and others)

Chapter 4. Decision-Making Models in Patients with Depression: A Review of How and Who Should Decide
Hugo Sérgio Almeida and Margarida Figueiredo-Braga (Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Mental Health Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Portugal, and others)


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